BEHIND THE SCENES AT TORONTO FASHION WEEK

first_img Twitter Ever wonder where editors, influencers and buyers hang out during Toronto Fashion Week? This season, the city’s most stylish mingled in the RE\SET 003 showroom, watched presentations in the studio stage, heard panelists on Fashion Talks, and sat front row in the runway room—all in Yorkville Village.Between shows, guests stayed hydrated with Fiji water and sipped Grey Goose designer cocktails at Sip Bar. Check out our slideshow of all the chic spots that make up Toronto Fashion Week. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img

Morocco Eight Teachers Get Two Months Suspended Sentence

Fez – Monday May 12th was not a normal day for thousands of teachers holding advanced university degrees. They are asking for equal promotion, and temporarily stopped striking in hopes that the Ministry of Education and the trade unions would find a fair solution for the two cohorts (2012 and2013) deprived of promotions based on the degrees they obtained. The result of the long and insincere negotiations between the government and the five trade unions is that eight teachers were sentenced to two months imprisonment, suspended execution by the First Instance Court in Rabat on charges of assaulting a police officer.Instead of responding to the demands of the strikers for the past three months, the Ministry of Education is still complicating the issue. The ministry’s strong desire to deter all forms of protest is meticulously carried out through oppressive methods, and it seems that it has no intentions to solve the issues the protesters present.These teachers obtained their degrees from public universities and made a lot of effort to pursue higher education and research, but now that they’ve graduated, the government is now reneging on its commitments. They are treated like a nuisance to the state and not as precious human resources who are going to develop their country and serve their community effectively. If the government really doubts the qualifications and the competence of these teachers, then it is high time to forbid education in Morocco. It is amazing how these teachers are considered incompetent, and that the ministry needs to test their intellectual abilities, whereas the previous cohorts were competent and got promoted on the basis of the degrees they have. Therefore, to prevent these teachers from asking again for the right to promotion -just like their colleagues- which is guaranteed by the 2011 constitution, the Ministry of Education cleverly resorted to unfair and punitive procedures such as massive wage deductions.In the last February session, thousands of teachers took the promotion exam in spurious and compromised circumstances; there was chaos and disorder in the exam setting. Some found the opportunity to enter the exam room secretly, while others pretended to be teacher trainers, and so on. The issue is that a lot of teachers were not able to take the exam due to the aforementioned conditions, and because they were forced to come back to their workplaces, they were deprived of the exam; though the government promised to launch a second session for those who were not able to sit for the exam in April, so far nothing has been announced.Who is to blame? Is it the trade unions or the Ministry of Education? If the government really wanted to solve the problem and put an end to the inefficiencies in the educational sector, it should start tomorrow, but it seems that teachers in Morocco are doomed to be left behind.Edited by Jessica Rohan© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

Prices of Hydrocarbons in Morocco Video Goes Viral

Rabat – With the ongoing boycott campaign in full swing, Moroccan Youtuber Mustapha Swinga has released a video to help the public understand hydrocarbon prices in Morocco. On his Youtube page, “Aji Tfhem (Come and Understand),” he explains it all.In the 17-minute video, posted to his page, the Youtuber uses quantifiable details to explain the relationship between the prices of a barrel of oil and the prices of different types of hydrocarbons.The video illustrates how businesses use different kinds of hydrocarbons and reviews the historical background of oil in Morocco, including the creation and sale of the oil giant, Samir. The “Aji Tfem” video went viral on social media, trending at number 6 on Youtube Morocco, with more than 524,000 views in three days.The video, titled “How to Understand the Prices of Hydrocarbon in Morocco” follows the wave of boycotts by Moroccan citizens against the exorbitant prices of Sidi Ali mineral water, Centrale Laitière dairy products, and Afriquia gasoline company.The boycott campaign has already resulted in significant financial consequences for the companies, as confirmed by recent financial statistics reported by Al-Massae and Akhbar Al Yaoum.With over 80,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, over 530,000 fans on his Facebook page, and hundreds of thousands of views per video, Mustapha El Fekkak, also known as Mustapha Swinga, has quickly made a name for himself on the web.In less than two years, he has established himself as one of the most influential bloggers in Morocco. read more

Somalia UN rights expert decries killing of aid workers

30 January 2008The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia today condemned the recent killing of three aid workers there and called for justice in the case. The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia today condemned the recent killing of three aid workers there and called for justice in the case.Three staff members of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)–Holland were killed in Somalia earlier this week. Victor Okunnu, a Kenyan doctor, Damien Lehalle, a French logistician and their Somali driver Billan were killed when their car was hit by a roadside bomb outside the town of Kismayo. A Somali journalist, Hassan Kafi Hared, as well as a Somali boy were also reportedly killed in the blast.Calling the deaths “a great loss” Ghanim Alnajjar condemned all attacks on aid workers, journalists and human rights defenders in Somalia.“The international aid community must be allowed to carry out their humanitarian and human rights work in safety and without fear of retaliation,” he said. “These brave people work under extremely difficult and dangerous circumstances and their senseless deaths are an affront to all Somalis and the humanitarian and international communities.”Mr. Alnajjar said those responsible must be held accountable for their crimes. Somalia has not had a functioning government since 1991, but he urged “the Somali authorities to investigate this case and all cases in order to bring the perpetrators to justice.All “authorities and groups concerned” must ensure safe and secure conditions for humanitarian and human rights activities, he said. read more

Calmer weather has led to rise in human smuggling across Gulf of

9 September 2008The United Nations refugee agency said the number of people crossing from the Horn of Africa to Yemen in August was three times the number of arrivals for the same month last year, as smuggling resumed earlier than usual due to calmer weather in the Gulf of Aden. A spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said 59 boats brought more than 1,700 people to the coasts of Yemen last month. “That’s triple the number of arrivals for August 2007, when 633 people landed in 10 boats,” Ron Redmond told reporters in Geneva. “Smuggling normally subsides between May and September because of stormy weather.”Mr. Redmond said 12 people on one boat died at the end of August, eight of them after jumping into the sea when a gun battle erupted between the Yemeni military and smugglers near the coast. Most of the passengers jumped overboard and eight drowned. Four others died during the voyage across the Gulf of Aden. One Somali man reportedly committed suicide by jumping overboard, while three others suffocated in the hold of the boat.According to UNHCR, almost 24,270 people have made the dangerous voyage across the Gulf of Aden this year aboard smugglers’ boats. More than 177 people died, and 225 people remain missing. At the same time last year, there were 9,153 arrivals, 267 dead and 118 missing.The agency, which has been calling for global action to better address the problem, has stepped up its efforts in Yemen over the past year. A $17 million programme is providing more staff, improved humanitarian assistance, additional shelter for refugees in Kharaz refugee camp, and training programmes for Yemeni coast guards and other officials. “We have also increased our presence along the Yemen coast and opened an additional reception centre,” added Mr. Redmond. read more

US industrial production fell 12 per cent in August biggest drop in

WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production fell in August by the largest amount in more than three years as factories produced fewer cars and other manufactured goods and Hurricane Isaac triggered shutdowns along the Gulf Coast.Industrial production dropped 1.2 per cent in August compared to July, the Federal Reserve said Friday. It was the biggest setback since a 1.7 per cent decline in March 2009, when the country was in recession.Manufacturing output, the most important component of industrial production, fell 0.7 per cent, led by a 4 per cent drop in output at auto plants.Manufacturing helped lift the U.S. out of the Great Recession, but it slowed in the spring as consumers cut back on spending, businesses invested less in machinery and demand for U.S. exports was hurt by global weakness.U.S. factory activity shrank for a third straight month in August, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s closely watched survey of manufacturing conditions.In August, employers added just 96,000 jobs. That’s down from 141,000 in July and far below the average 226,000 a month created in the January-March quarter.Growth slowed in the April-June quarter to an annual rate of just 1.7 per cent, down from 2 per cent in the January-March quarter and 4.1 per cent in the final three months of last year.The weakness in manufacturing in August was widespread. Production fell at factories making machinery, computers, airplanes and furniture.Even with the August decline, output at manufacturing plants is still 20.7 per cent above the recession low hit in June 2009.Output in mining, which also includes oil and gas production, fell 1.8 per cent in August compared to July with much of that weakness attributed to precautionary shutdowns of oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico in advance of Hurricane Isaac in late August.Output at the nation’s utilities dropped 3.6 per cent in August after posting a 1.3 per cent increase in July. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Sep 14, 2012 10:00 am MDT US industrial production fell 1.2 per cent in August, biggest drop in more than 3 years read more

Commentary Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns still face questions marks

After two games, surprisingly enough, the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns find themselves in a similar position – looking for answers. Bengals fans expected great things out of their team this year, as they should. The Bengals made the playoffs last year with a young roster glittered with talent and a solid coaching staff. But while Cincinnati (1-1) managed to beat its Ohio rivals Sunday, it cannot be satisfied with its team’s performance so far, particularly on defense. Meanwhile, Cleveland (0-2) was considered to be in rebuilding mode from the very start of the season. But after a strong showing on offense, the Browns look to build on the momentum of an encouraging loss. The team’s Paul Brown went head to head last week, hoping that a little sibling rivalry would help it bounce back after losing its openers. The fans in observance at Paul Brown Stadium were treated with a high scoring affair in which the younger sibling won out, 34-27. But the fashion in which Cincinnati eventually prevailed was not convincing, nor was it enough to compensate for the thrashing it suffered at the hands of the Ravens in week 1. The Bengals’ secondary got lit up by Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden. This is after Weeden could not crack the double-digit mark in quarterback rating the previous week versus the Eagles after he was 12 of 35 for 118 yards, no touchdowns, and four interceptions – a 5.1 quarterback rating. As if that weren’t enough, Cleveland rookie running back Trent Richardson rolled over Cincinnati for 145 total yards and two touchdowns. Richardson is undoubtedly talented. However, the Eagles managed to hold him to 39 yards just a week earlier. It is highly doubtful that the Bengals want to be known as the team that cures all offensive ails. Meanwhile, Cleveland left the game feeling confident that its offense is not as far behind its defense as its week-one performance would indicate. Playing on the road against a team looking for redemption, Weeden looked aggressive from the very start. After studying Cincinnati’s opener, Weeden knew to attack the Bengals secondary, an element of their team that is most likely now their biggest question mark. The previous week, Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco had a nearly flawless game in his team’s opener against Cincinnati (21 of 29, 299 yards, two touchdowns and a 128.4 quarterback rating). At the time, experts were gushing over Flacco’s improvement and some even went so far as to say that his infamous offseason proclamation that he was the NFL’s best quarterback was not as far-fetched as once imagined. However, the next week at Philadelphia, Flacco came back to Earth, posting a 66.8 quarterback rating. So let’s see, Weeden and Richardson are embarrassed and shutdown respectively by the Eagles, then have prolific offensive performances versus the Bengals. Meanwhile, the Ravens look unstoppable on offense in their opener against Cincinnati, then put up 16 points in a loss at Philly. Sure the Eagles are impressive defensively, but the Bengals can no longer feel confident that their defense will win them games. Giving up 27 points in a home opener to a struggling quarterback is not exactly the ’84 Bears. Up next for Cincinnati are the Redskins. Washington is averaging 34 points a game under the guidance of rookie Robert Griffin III, a true anomaly at the quarterback position. Wily veterans dream of his 70.9 percent completion rate while many running backs will fall short of the near-1,000 yards Griffin is on pace to gain on the ground. Griffin delivered a near-flawless performance in his team’s season-opening win in New Orleans. The Redskins then fell just short last week in St. Louis to a Rams team that exploded for 28 points in the second half. One can only imagine how the disappointment of that loss combined with the added enthusiasm of playing at home will motivate Griffin. What do the Bengals, ranked 29th in pass defense, plan to do to stop him? With zero interceptions on the year, will Griffin feel intimidated? Unlikely. Their five sacks in two games don’t exactly strike fear into opponents’ hearts either.  If the Bengals want to win, they will need to match the firepower of the Redskins. Last week, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati offense showed signs of life. The second-year quarterback threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns against an imposing defense. And now they get to face a Redskins defense that is ranked 31st against the pass. But there is no guarantee that the Bengals will be able to pick apart Washington’s secondary. After all, the Bengals have allowed more sacks than any team in the league. And Dalton has looked uncomfortable at times this year, unable to connect with favorite target wide receiver A.J. Green. That is where free-agent addition, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, comes into play. The former Patriot has provided consistency and grit and proven to be a clear upgrade over predecessor running back Cedric Benson. He helped Cincinnati finish off Cleveland last weekend and was the only bright spot in that horrendous loss in Baltimore. Playing on the road, convention would say: mix Green-Ellis in with the pass early on, turning to the short passing game to pick up first downs until the opportunity presents itself to take the occasional shot downfield to Green. With a young offense like the Bengals, it is better to start slowly, so as to avoid falling behind early against the (surprisingly) prolific offense of the Redskins. Meanwhile, the Browns are at home to face Bills. Buffalo features the latest NFL sensation, running back C.J. Spiller. Despite not starting the opener, Spiller leads the league in rushing and shows no signs of slowing down. He is averaging a Madden NFL-like 10.1 yards per carry. Oh, and the Bills are thin at wide receiver and feature an inconsistent quarterback. Yeah, we might see them run the ball. But Cleveland cannot afford to stack the line of scrimmage as they were forced to reshuffle their secondary after the suspension of cornerback Joe Haden. Fortunately, the Browns feature a defense that can make plays. They are first in the league in interceptions and tied for second in sacks. They might be wise to pound the ball with Richardson and wait for something to happen on defense or special teams. While the Bills are ranked near the bottom of the league in pass defense, Cleveland’s coaching staff should avoid the temptation of allowing Weeden to air it out. They shouldn’t read too much into last week– the Bengals’ secondary looked confused, as they did against the Ravens. It would seem that Weeden is closer to the turnover prone rookie we saw in the opener than the passer who threw for over 300 yards in Cincinnati. Besides, Weeden’s success was a direct result of Richardson’s breakout game anyway. read more

Junior WCh 2015 Egypt Brazil and Norway secure TOP 16 spots

← Previous Story RK Vojvodina looking for a new coach – Ćirković goes to Constanta Next Story → Brazilian handball rules in Pan America All four teams who will play at the TOP 16 are known from Group D at the Men’s Junior World Championship 2015 in Brazil. Germany, Brazil, Egypt and Norway booked their places for the knock-out stage.Japan – Norway 26:35Brazil – Uruguay 27:16Germany – Egypt 29:24STANDINGS:Germany 8Brazil 6Egypt 5Norway 4Japan 1Group A:Belarus – Russia 41:28Sweden – The Netherlands 44:20Tunisia – Paraguay 43:21STANDINGS:Sweden 8Belarus 6Russia 4Tunisia 4Netherlands 2Paraguay 0

Poll Should Ireland introduce an ageverification system for users of pornography websites

first_img Share Tweet Email Poll Results: Image: Shutterstock/hamburg_berlin https://jrnl.ie/4610694 I don’t know/No opinion (794) Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 29th 2019, 10:22 AM Poll: Should Ireland introduce an age-verification system for users of pornography websites? Similar measures were announced in the UK earlier this month. YesNoI don’t know/No opinionVote Short URLcenter_img Yes (5740) 31,741 Views Image: Shutterstock/hamburg_berlin 112 Comments No (4726) Monday 29 Apr 2019, 10:22 AM THE IRISH GOVERNMENT is set to consider the introduction of age-verification measures for users of online pornography.Similar measures were announced by the UK earlier this month, when it emerged that pornography sites will be expected to have age-verification systems from July to ensure users there are over 18.The government is now considering bringing in similar restrictions here as part of new legislation on internet safety.Proponents say the measures will be an effective way of ensuring child safety, but because they are a world first, the jury is still out on whether they will actually work.So today we’re asking: Should Ireland introduce an age-verification system for users of online pornography? By Stephen McDermottlast_img read more

Im undergoing chemotherapy Im supposed to live in a germfree environment How

first_img Share46 Tweet Email Short URL Tuesday 12 Jun 2018, 12:05 AM ‘I’m undergoing chemotherapy. I’m supposed to live in a germ-free environment’: How the water outages are impacting residents Though restrictions have completely been lifted, residents say water outrages are becoming a common problem in the area. 9,977 Views https://jrnl.ie/4065472 People are coming home from work – two income families working really hard to pay for their mortgage that they saved up for…and they don’t know if they can have a shower at the weekend.Although restrictions have now been lifted, there are no guarantees that all areas will receive full water supply, especially those on high ground. The utility also said some customers are reporting airlocks in their system as a result of having no water. It has provided information (available at this link) for those affected by that particular issue.Irish Water has said anyone with a disability, or who is vulnerable in some way, and has trouble getting to the water tankers provided can contact Irish Water and be placed on the vulnerable customer register by ringing 1850 274 274. Water can then be delivered to them.“There’s a fundamental issue here I feel,” says Anne after speaking to TheJournal.ie about her diagnosis and treatment.“I don’t know why all the houses got planning permission in this area if there isn’t a capacity to supply them with water.“It’s a basic human right,” she says. “I think that needs to be investigated and I think the politicians need to answer those questions.” Subscribe for more videoscenter_img Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube By Andrew Roberts “I HAVE CANCER at the moment and I’m undergoing chemotherapy,” says Skerries resident Anne Able (68), whose house didn’t have regular access to a water supply for the past five days.“I’m supposed to live in a germ-free environment,” she adds. “Which is very difficult to maintain when we can’t have clean water to have regular showers.”Anne was just one of many residents in the Dublin area who have been impacted by ongoing water supply problems over the past six months. Most recently, they had a water outrage that started last Wednesday evening.Extremely strict restrictions were lifted last night but some barriers remain in place. Irish Water last night said that “in order to avoid widespread water outages it is likely that reduced night-time restrictions will be placed on the supply from Tuesday 12 June to Thursday 14 June from 10pm to 6am nightly”.Fingal County Council and Irish Water both say they are hopeful that if water conservation measures are implemented in homes and businesses, the restrictions will be be lifted in full for the weekend.In the past week, the authorities were trying to maintain some supply to all households – for at least for the morning time between 6am to 10am – but some properties on the edge of the network found themselves more severely affected and without any running water.Resident Karen Power was one of those residents who couldn’t access water during those times because her house is located on a hill.“It’s absolutely ludicrous in this day and age we don’t get water because we live on a hill,” she told the TheJournal.ie.“My family’s been lucky that we have family nearby,” she says, “so we’ve been able to go over there and get showered and cleaned every couple of days, though in-between we’ve had to wash down the kids and ourselves with water wipes.”She says that Irish Water initially delivered one tanker to provide for their local area and that it took calls from frustrated residents to bring more down.“People are very angry at this stage,” she says. “This isn’t the first outage we’ve experienced.“There is a significant ongoing issue with water in the area,” she says.She says there doesn’t seem to be enough water supply for housing developments that have been granted planning permission in the area.She says her family lost water for five days in March and over Christmas – a worrying trend that makes her think outages like this will happen every couple of months.Local councillor Tom O’Leary says residents are annoyed and frustrated.“I’ve been getting complaints for six months and people were being very quiet and reserved,” he told TheJournal.ie.“Naturally they’ve bought new homes and they don’t want to devalue their homes,” he adds. But he says they’ve had enough and aren’t going to keep quiet anymore. 24 Comments Jun 12th 2018, 12:06 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Real Good You Guys Terranigma

first_imgTerranigma isn’t perfect, and there are two pretty prominent flaws that can make the game slightly frustrating. First, experience levels are jarring and vital. Each level gives you a significant bump in power, and that bump can be completely necessary to get through parts of the game. Certain bosses will only register single points of damage until you reach a specific level that isn’t directly stated, after which you can actually hurt them.Second, the magic system is very limited. It’s literally finite, requiring items called Magirocks to cast spells. There is only a certain number of Magirocks in the game, and you can’t replenish them like most games’ magic energy. So, if you’re like me, you probably won’t ever use magic, and will outright forget spells are an option by the time you reach a boss where you would even consider casting them.These are fairly minor complaints for an action RPG that’s long, elaborate, and thoroughly satisfying. It’s much more contemplative and emotional than many other JRPGs of its time, and both the themes it explores and the mechanics it uses to explore them are extremely fun to watch and play with.If you want to play Terranigma legitimately, your options are limited. It hasn’t been released on the Wii U or 3DS Virtual Console in any region, and there are no official ports on other systems. On the bright side, the European version is in English, so you can import a SNES cartridge and play it on a Retro Freak or another retro game system that supports SNES games from different regions. There are also much easier and extremely legally dubious digital methods I, of course, can’t elaborate on or condone.Regardless, Terranigma is one of the best games on the SNES, and it’s a shame it never came out in North America or got released on a Virtual Console. It’s up there with Chrono Trigger among my favorite games for the system, and deserves your attention if you like the Mana or Gaia games.It’s real good, you guys.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The SNES Classic Edition is out now, and while it’s currently really hard to find it isn’t doesn’t seem to be dealing with quite as comically bad distribution and supply as the NES Classic. What matters is that it’s a box with over a dozen excellent Super NES games, including at least four of the best video games ever made. It’s still missing some true greats, though, including one of my favorite games ever released on the SNES.I mean, besides Chrono Trigger, of course.I’m talking about Terranigma, and while you might have never heard of it if you grew up in North America, you’re probably familiar with its legacy. Terranigma is an action RPG by Quintet, the makers of Actraiser and Illusion of Gaia. In fact, Terranigma is the sequel to Illusion of Gaia, at least as much as any numbered Final Fantasy game is a sequel to the one before it. Also, thanks to Hardcore Gaming 101 for the screenshots! Real There You Guys: Ready Player One and Nostalgia as Generational PoisonReal Good You Guys: ThinkGeek’s Bags of Holding (Fast Travel and M… Stay on targetcenter_img Terranigma takes the concept of restoring decimated areas from Soul Blazer and cranks it up to Actraiser levels of godhood. With the continents raised, Ark has to return life to them, which involves exploring dungeons and defeating the evil forces holding back the very essences of plant and animal life. The situation gets downright dire at times, including a scene involving a goat that I really don’t want to spoil for you. But it hits hard.After Ark brings life back to the world, his job still isn’t even half-done. That’s because mankind has also returned to the world, with no recollection that it was wiped off the face of it. Ark wakes up in the middle of bustling civilization and has to make his way through this now very inhabited fantasy world. This involves going to different towns and helping them grow and develop by dealing with their problems (again, like Actraiser).This involves slaying monsters and clearing out haunted castles. It also involves running errands for Thomas Edison and replacing a monarchy with a democratic republic. There are some weird, interesting quests involving the people of Terranigma.There’s also Louran, a town with events I don’t want to spoil, but it’s up there with the goat.All of this is shown through Chrono Trigger-level graphics. Parts of the game look absolutely fantastic, with incredibly detailed, elaborate backgrounds and sprites. Some dungeons have very repetitive tile sets and some enemies and NPCs are uninspired, but even in those cases the game looks better than Illusion of Gaia, which itself looked pretty good. At its peak, we’re talking about Dark Omen and Magus’ Castle levels of visual design. Terranigma is the third game in Quintet’s fan-named Gaia Trilogy (or Soul Blazer Trilogy, if you prefer), which consists of Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, and Terranigma. All three are action RPGs that share themes of the evolution, destruction, and reawakening of life (they also all have a dog named Turbo). Soul Blazer and Illusion of Gaia came out in North America, but Terranigma only came out in Japan and Europe.This is a shame, because Terranigma is easily the best of the three. That’s impressive, considering how fantastic Illusion of Gaia is.In Terranigma, you play as the unsubtly named Ark. Ark is just a simple anime boy in a simple anime village who comes across a mysterious box in the village elder’s basement and accidentally turns everyone into stone. He’s given a mission to climb to the top of five towers surrounding the village to fix things (six if you want to access everything in the game).If that sounds like a really simple premise, that’s because it’s just the tutorial to teach you different mechanics for fighting and puzzle-solving. It’s also the process that literally sets up the entire game. I say literally, because reaching the top of each tower revives a continent on the outside world.By the way, Ark’s village is actually in an underground netherworld, and you have a whole planet to restore and explore.With the final tower finished, Ark still needs to fix the world itself, because it was completely and utterly destroyed ages ago. So instead of saving your village you get kicked out and have to explore the barren wasteland of earth.This is where the game really starts, and it starts off crazy.last_img read more

Countdown to Nomination Day Friday Nov 18

first_img Related Items:#electioncountdown, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 15, 2016 – One month and the 7,727 voters will go to the election polls to determine the next government of the Turks and Caicos Islands.  It is a contentious race for the 15 seats; 10 from the districts, five all island and in three days it will be clear who is offering for office.Friday, November 18th is Nomination Day in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

A pair of Asiatic lions arrive at IGZP

first_imgVisakhapatnam: A pair of Asiatic lions – Patvad (male) and Maheswari (female) arrived in Indira Gandhi Zoological Park from Sakkarbaug Zoo, Junagarh, Gujarat via Okha-Puri Express in the wee hours of Friday. Accompanied by animal keepers and officials concerned, the journey of lions started off on August 21 in a parcel van attached to the train. They came to the City of Destiny as part of the animal exchange programme. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us At present, the 11-year-old Maheswari and seven-year-old Patvad were kept in Animal Rescue Centre, IGZP, for observation and they will be released to enclosure after the conclusion of the quarantine period, zoo curator R Yesoda Bai told The Hans India. “In line with the exchange programme, five wild dogs (two male and three females) will be sent to Sakkarbaug Zoo on August 25 via Puri-Okha Express,” the zoo curator informed. Next, the IGZP is looking forward to usher in zebras from Kolkata in another one-and-a-half months. The enclosures for the same are getting readied at the venue.last_img read more

Malala visits her home town where she was shot

first_imgNobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai adjusts her scarf as she speaks during an interview in Islamabad, Pakistan, March 30, 2018 Photo : ReutersNobel peace laureate and young education activist Malala Yousafzai visited her home in Swat Valley, more than five years after she was shot in the head there by the Taliban.Malala Yousafzai, 20, along with her parents, State Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb and others landed near her family home in Mingora in the morning amid tight security, the Pakistani media reported.In October 2012, Malala Yousafzai — then 15 years old — was attacked when she was returning from her school. She was later flown to London for medical treatment.The activist, who is on four-day visit to Pakistan, met her friends and family before visiting the Swat Cadet College Guli Bagh, some 15 km outside of Mingora.Yousafzai arrived in Pakistan early Thursday. She later delivered an emotional speech at the Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad saying it had been her dream to return “without any fear”.A helicopter carrying Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai prepares to land at her hometown of Mingora in Swat Valley, Pakistan, March 31, 2018. Photo : Reuters”Always it has been my dream that I should go to Pakistan and there, in peace and without any fear, I can move on streets, I can meet people, I can talk to people.”And I think that it’s my old home again… so it is actually happening, and I am grateful to all of you,” an emotional Yousafzai said on her return.Due to security reasons, her entire itinerary had been kept tightly under wraps.Meanwhile, in a televised interview with Geo TV aired on Friday, the activist said she plans to return to Pakistan permanently once her studies are completed.”It is my plan to return to Pakistan after completing my education because it is my country and I have equal rights on it like any other Pakistani.”The Oxford University student, who had said that she wanted to run for Prime Minister, said there was “definitely a difference between the Pakistan of today and in 2012”.”Things are becoming better, people are uniting and a campaign for better Pakistan is ongoing, people are active which is very good.”Yousafzai plans to return to Britain on Monday.last_img read more

US lawmakers challenge diversion of 1b for Trumps border wall

first_imgNew bollard-style US-Mexico border fencing is seen in Santa Teresa. Photo: ReutersA Democrat-led congressional committee challenged Tuesday the Pentagon’s plan to divert $1 billion to support President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.Less than one day after acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan authorized moving the funds from existing Defense Department projects to border construction, the House Armed Services Committee said this move was not permitted.It was the newest challenge to Trump’s February 15 declaration of a “national emergency” at the border in order to obtain more than $5 billion to build a frontier wall to keep out illegal immigrants and drug smugglers, after Congress denied him the funds.The Defense Department “is attempting to circumvent Congress and the American people’s opposition to using taxpayer money for the construction of an unnecessary wall, and the military is paying the cost,” said committee Chairman Adam Smith.”This needs to stop… The administration should stop using our service members as a political tool and instead focus on building military capabilities and readiness and areas where we should focus our defense resources.””Congress will act as necessary to defend its Constitutional prerogatives,” Smith warned in a statement.Late Monday, Shanahan said he had authorized the move of the funds to help the Homeland Security Department build 57 miles (92 kilometers) of 18-foot (5.5-meter) fencing, to construct and improve roads, and install lighting to support Trump’s emergency declaration.Addressing concerns that the US military was straying out of its mission into domestic civilian operations, Shanahan cited US law that authorizes the military to support the counterdrug activities of other federal agencies.For two years, Trump has battled Congress for as much as $25 billion in funds to fortify the Mexico border with a massive wall.After Congress voted earlier this month to nullify the emergency declaration, Trump vetoed it, allowing the Pentagon to reallocate billions of dollars to the border “emergency.”Smith said some limited amount of “reprogramming” of Pentagon funds for emergency needs without congressional approval is normally allowed.But the shift of $1 billion, he said, is “a violation of that trust.”The House of Representatives narrowly failed to override the veto as it did not reach the required two thirds of votes (288), falling short at 248.”Thank you to the House Republicans for sticking together and the BIG WIN today on the Border,” Trump said in response on Twitter.Court showdownThe emergency declaration has also been challenged in court by 16 states that contend that the order was contrary to Congress’s power over the budget.Their lawsuit also questioned Trump’s categorization of illegal border crossings as a national emergency, saying data issued by the administration itself refuted the notion.Should the states prevail, the case could work its way up to the Supreme Court, setting up a precedent-setting showdown on the separation of powers.last_img read more

Microsoft Rumored To Be Releasing Discless Console in 2019

first_img If you primarily game on Xbox consoles, this potential rumor could be of interest to you. As it turns out, according to sources via Thurrott, Microsoft is planning on releasing a new console next year, but it’ll be a lot different of a system than you might be guessing: this particular console could very well be a discless version.Thurrott’s unnamed sources mention that the company is planning on creating the discloses console to lower the console’s price point in the first place. It’s a different line aside from the codenamed Scarlett next-gen consoles for Microsoft, and those aren’t expected to debut until 2020. The new discloses version of the popular console, presumably the Xbox One, would be a 2019 release.It’s currently $299 for the cheapest Xbox One console, and releasing a discless version means Microsoft could potentially, according to Thurrott, lower the price by $100. The new console could cost $200 or less, which is a dramatic price decrease for those looking to jump into the current console generation.For those concerned that their wide collection of Xbox One titles on disc would become useless, Microsoft apparently has an answer for that too: a “disc-to-digital” program that lets you take your physical games and swap them for digital downloads. You’d simply take your disc to a participating retailer and trade it in for a code so you could download it on your discless console.There’s been no official word from Microsoft or comment on whether it’s actually coming, but it’d be a cheaper option for gamers on a budget with less space, or casual players not looking to curate a gaming collection and to only play a few titles at a time. As long as the original Xbox One with discs is still available, it’d be a great option for those interested in adopting a system.More on Geek.com:Microsoft Reveals Slate of Black Friday Xbox One, PC, and Tech DealsBest External Drive for Xbox One Stay on target Twitch Streams Porn on Ninja’s Old AccountMicrosoft Releases Retro Windows App as ‘Stranger Things’ Tie-In last_img read more

50yearold patient dies at Ruby Hospital family alleges negligence

first_imgKolkata: A 50-year-old woman died of alleged medical negligence at Ruby General Hospital off EM Bypass on Friday morning.A resident of Thakurnagar (North 24 Parganas), the deceased Arupa Dey was admitted to hospital on August 8. Dey was a popular singer in the district.”Soon after Arupa had an operation some days back, her health started deteriorating. There must have been some problems in the operation procedure as other complications developed after it. The hospital authorities should have taken proper precautionary measures during the surgery and post operative period,” the deceased woman’s sister Mishmi Roy Banik said. The family members of the victim started agitating and a police team from the Anandapur police station rushed to the spot and brought situations under control. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe police have assured a thorough probe into the matter if they lodge a complaint in this regard.In a written statement, the hospital has denied any medical negligence on their part.”She was presented with an advanced stage of tongue cancer and underwent an extensive major operation of nearly 12 hours duration. In the operation, there was total removal of tongue with partial removal of voice box and reconstruction with free flap. Before the patient had her operation, the patient and her family were explained about the advanced nature of the cancer and the high rate of post operative mortality,” the statement read. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to the hospital, the operation was conducted by a team of expert oncologists of the hospital. The patient was gradually recovering after the operation without having any major complications for nearly two weeks. However, she developed fever due to sepsis and malaria was also detected.”We tried hard but she passed away due to multi-organ failure,” a spokesperson of the hospital said.In recent times, there have been a number of cases of deaths due to alleged negligence at private hospitals in the city. In case of death of Sanjoy Roy at Apollo Gleneagles hospital in February 2017, the West Bengal Medical Council had gone to the extent of suspending licences of two doctors of the hospital for six months.Days before Roy’s death, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had pulled up various private hospitals and nursing homes for their alleged high hospital charges/fees. Out of 2,088 hospitals and nursing homes, 70 were issued showcause notices in Kolkata and 33 had their licences cancelled.last_img read more

Firefox uBlock Origin WebExtension released

first_imgFirefox: uBlock Origin WebExtension released by Martin Brinkmann on October 30, 2016 in Firefox – Last Update: June 25, 2017 – 30 commentsGorhill, creator of the popular uBlock Origin content blocker has released the first WebExtension version of uBlock Origin for Firefox.WebExtension add-ons are already supported by Firefox to a degree. It is a work in progress however and differences in what is supported can be significant between different versions of the browser.To put this into context as you may be wondering why a WebExtension version is necessary if there is a regular add-on version that relies on current add-on technologies.The reason is simple: Mozilla made the decision to put the focus on WebExtension and move away from the traditional add-on system of Firefox.Firefox will stop supporting classic add-ons at one time in the not so distant future, and focus on WebExtension instead.WebExtension extensions are limited in comparison to traditional add-ons for Firefox, and several projects are underway currently to add capabilities so that popular extensions can be released as WebExtensions.One of those extensions is uBlock Origin. There is a bug on Bugzilla@Mozilla that tracks the progress that allows uBlock Origin to be distributed as a WebExtension.The first experimental WebExtension version of uBlock Origin has been released even though capabilities are still missing.There are a couple of caveats right now: first, the WebExtension version of uBlock Origin works best with Firefox 52 Nightly currently as it is supporting features that previous versions don’t support. So, you need to run Firefox 52 to make use of the extension.Second, it can only be installed as a temporary add-on currently. Third, features are missing which means that you won’t be able to utilize the extension to its fullest just yet.Installing the WebExtension version of uBlock OriginDo the following to install the extension:Download the WebExtension version of uBlock Origin from the GitHub releases page.Extract the archive on your system.Load about:debugging in the Firefox address bar.Select “Load Temporary Add-on”, browse to the folder you have extracted the extension to, and select any file.Firefox picks up the extension and should list it as one of the installed extensions on the page. You should also see the traditional uBlock Origin logo in the main toolbar.The extension is not yet ready for use on production machines. It is good to see it being ported though as one of the biggest fears of add-on users currently is that they will lose access to popular extensions when Mozilla pulls the plug on the current add-on system.The developer of uBlock Origin plans to release the WebExtension version of uBlock Origin alongside the “regular” versions of the add-on for Firefox. You should keep an eye on the “releases” page over on GitHub for that, as the extension is not yet available on Mozilla’s Add-on repository. It will likely take some time before it is published there.Now You:SummaryArticle NameFirefox: uBlock Origin WebExtension releasedDescriptionGorhill, creator of the popular uBlock Origin content blocker has released the first WebExtension version of uBlock Origin for Firefox.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

IMF sees limited progress in resolving NPLs in Cyprus

first_imgThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that the progress made in resolving non – performing loans (NPLs) in the banking sector of Cyprus has been limited.The growth momentum is strong and fiscal performance is robust, said a Concluding Statement on the preliminary findings of an IMF mission undertaken under Article IV of the Fund`s Articles of Agreement, but noted that challenges remained.“A set of legislative reforms aimed at addressing the crisis legacy of non-performing loans has been approved, catalyzing the cleanup of bank balance sheets. Nevertheless, challenges remain. Risks have partially been transferred to the public sector as part of the bank clean-up strategy, but high debt will remain a burden on the private sector until NPLs, which constrain investor confidence and growth prospects, are resolved” the IMF statement noted.“Notwithstanding the strong economic recovery, the Cypriot economy is weighed down by very high private and public debt. NPL ratios, while declining, are among the highest in Europe. The recent resolution of the government-owned Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB), the second-largest bank, and the passage of a long-delayed legislative package to strengthen the insolvency and foreclosure frameworks, have mitigated near-term risks to financial stability” it said.According to the IMF, growth is expected to exceed 4% in 2018–19, driven by domestic demand. Over the medium term, the IMF projected that growth would slow towards a potential growth rate of around 2,5%.The Fund warned that “while NPLs have now partially shifted from the banking system to the public balance sheet as a result of bank cleanup operations, progress in resolving NPLs and in strengthening payment discipline is still limited. In this context, delays in NPL resolution will continue to weigh on investor sentiment and growth potential until they are adequately addressed” it said.The Statement identified as key policy priorities a further private and public balance sheet repair by steadfastly implementing the recently amended legal tools to lower NPLs and the private debt overhang; safeguarding fiscal space and reducing risks to public debt sustainability by maintaining strict spending discipline; and enacting structural reforms, especially in the judiciary and public administration, to attract further investment and enhance productivity. “These policies are critical to reduce vulnerabilities and reinvigorate medium-term growth potential” it said.The Fund also pointed out that the supervisory and governance framework for credit-acquiring companies—which includes the newly-established Cyprus Asset Management Company (CAMC) needs to be strengthened. “To maximize recovery and contain fiscal costs, the governance framework for the government-owned CAMC needs to adequately balance operational independence with public accountability and transparency, with a clear mandate accompanied by operational targets, an independent board, and skilled management compensated based on performance” the Statement noted.Furthermore, it underlined that the proposed subsidy scheme (Estia) to encourage distressed borrowers to begin servicing their loans should be better targeted to those most in need of assistance and suggested tighter eligibility criteria and clearer communication to avoid moral hazard that would further erode payment discipline by extending benefits to those already capable of servicing their obligations.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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